December 13, 2007

Thinking ahead...

We still have Christmas and I am not trying to skip over it with thoughts of the new year but it is natural for me to start thinking about a new year and a new set of goals or challenges for myself. In doing so I have made a decision to eat 6 weeks of vegetarian meals and do a proper cleansing of my body. After surgery and all these meds I need to clean out the old system and get back to normal. I am going to do it by eating organic, vegetarian and low fat meals. I am also going to cut the sugar again to get a handle on the "yeast" issues that come from so many meds. Over the past month or so I have been collecting some resources to help me in this...

Month of Meals: Quick & Easy Menus for People with Diabetes - Vegetarian Pleasures issue

The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for you and your family - Virginia Messina, MPH, RD & Mark Messina, PhD

Two from the Moosewood Restaurant collection - Mollie Katzen
You Don't Have to Be a Treehugger to be a Vegan: Eating is healthy for everyone - The 30 days to leave your blubber program - Dan Vishny (somewhat helpful but pretty weird)

Vegetarian Cooking for People with Allergies - Raphael Rettner, D.C.

Several of the Lorna Sass books on whole grains and pressure cooked foods, too.

So, there has been a challenge from my friend Christine to make up 6 weeks worth of menus and follow them starting in the new year. Today I am going to start working on that during my menu planning time for next week. I have also decided that vegan is not where I want to start but an ovo/lacto vegetarian diet but I won't be drinking milk because it makes my tummy wonky - seems I have a lactose intolerance issue as of late. I can have yogurt and kefir, though and will readily eat that with my homemade granola, fruit and such. I also love, love, LOVE a good egg for breakfast so those get to stay. ;)

Some online resources I will be using are...

Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Serving sizes...

Dietary Guidelines

So, on with the planning...

more to come...

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to be doing something similar to begin my new year. I too have some on-going yeast issues and have decided to get them under control. (So what I do? Have a sugar laden cookie exchange! LOL!) I have Mollie Katzen's Enchanted Broccoli Forest and a wonderful little book called The Benevolent Bean that I'm using. I also have a vegetarian (Seventh Day Adventist) friend who has given me a couple of great books.
    I'm bookmarking your site so I can visit again!